19th April 2011 – With the first Bank Holiday of the year looming, Brits in their droves will turn their minds to home improvements. Perhaps we should, however, think twice before swinging a hammer chez nous. Research by Europe’s leading website for bringing together customers and tradesmen www.myhammer.co.uk found that DIY disasters cost UK homeowners a staggering £2.1 billion a year*.
Over 24% of those surveyed had experienced a DIY disaster in the last 12 months which had cost an average of £145 to put right. With 60% of UK homeowners planning home improvements this Spring they may like to consider the advice of those who’ve tackled jobs themselves in the past – 42% of those polled said they wished they’d hired a tradesman before attempting jobs themselves.
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Brits are risking life and limb as they attempt to fix up their homes without a clue how to do it. More than half of the nation (53%) admit that they regularly do DIY jobs around the house when they have no idea what skills are needed or whether it could be dangerous.